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What are the thoughts on Toby trade and when do you see it getting done??? They want him he wants to go, are we delaying the deal or are GWS???

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2 hours ago, DeeZone said:

What are the thoughts on Toby trade and when do you see it getting done??? They want him he wants to go, are we delaying the deal or are GWS???

I think 43 is what we will get without other picks and stuff involved.

I've got a feeling GWS are waiting till they have sorted out all there other trades before they look at that one.

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6 hours ago, Mach5 said:


We’re also seen to be doing the same thing, so that we can hand over only 27 for Grundy, but Freo is holding it all up.

I’d like to see us then move picks to GC for next year so that we can get back in earlier for this draft.


I should add, while we may be perceived as doing the same thing as Freo (particularly in the eyes of Collingwood), I think the distinction (as far as we’re concerned) is that we would happily keep Jackson despite Freo doing their best to pry him out of our hands, whereas Collingwood are actively pushing Grundy out the door and we are happy to be on the receiving end, at the right price.

The catalyst and agitator in both circumstances is the other club, not us.

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So his trade to GWS pick 44 has been dealt to Freo as part of the Jackson trade.

Did we get anything else from GWS?  Disappointing if we didn't as Lamb was fairly strong when he rejected 44 last week.

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13 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

So his trade to GWS pick 44 has been dealt to Freo as part of the Jackson trade.

Did we get anything else from GWS?  Disappointing if we didn't as Lamb was fairly strong when he rejected 44 last week.

Noithing, everything we got from Freo is effectively for Jackson and Bedford. 

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bedford was always one of my favourties due to taking the no12 which has always been my number thanks to col sylvia growing up as well as the romance of being a late pick from the NGA, sad to see him go but from a selfish pov can totally understand why he's done it, i hope he makes us regret underutilising him and has a lengthy career as a (slightly less than average sized) giant

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29 minutes ago, poita said:

So in essence we could have traded Bedford for a tenth round pick in the first minute of the trade period and been no worse off? Laughable waste of time and effort.

No it enabled us to get Freo's F2nd in the Jackson trade. 

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4 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

So his trade to GWS pick 44 has been dealt to Freo as part of the Jackson trade.

Did we get anything else from GWS?  Disappointing if we didn't as Lamb was fairly strong when he rejected 44 last week.

Yes 44 from GWS to us and our 67 both passed on to Freo in Jacko  trade. We got Freo 2ND Future Rounder. As a result . 

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On 10/4/2022 at 6:51 AM, BAMF said:

I agree with the bold. I guess what we disagree on is what is 'much'.

Pick 58 isn't anything of value at all. It's possible that pick 58 wouldn't be used at all. We used pick 65 last year on Woewodin as the last pick in the draft.

A pick in the 40s isn't much. I guess we will 

This part of the trade was very disappointing IMO.  Jackson was worth 2 firsts and a second alone.  So to get that for him and Toby makes me feel a bit ripped off!

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10 hours ago, Travy14 said:

This part of the trade was very disappointing IMO.  Jackson was worth 2 firsts and a second alone.  So to get that for him and Toby makes me feel a bit ripped off!

Yeah that does cheese me off a bit too. I guess there is some comfort in getting a Future second from Freo instead of GWS's pick 44 though. 

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GREATER Western Sydney recruit Toby Bedford says the opportunity to play more senior footy was ultimately the reason why he opted to request a trade from Melbourne.  Bedford played 18 games in four seasons for the Demons, including 16 appearances this year, but the majority of those came as the medical sub.  The small forward was ultimately part of a three-way trade which also saw Melbourne part ways with Fremantle-bound Luke Jackson on Monday.

Bedford shed some light on why he decided to leave Melbourne with the opportunity for more game time ultimately being the sticking point.

"It was quite a big decision for me and it was pretty tough to leave the Demons," Bedford said. "I had been there for four seasons and I have got great mates and made great relationships with the entire coaching staff as well. "It was a pretty tough decision but ultimately I think the move to GWS will be good for me and hopefully kick-start my career a bit more. "We had some big chats throughout the year (to stay at Melbourne) and I think they were pretty keen (for Bedford to stay). "But I think the decision to go to GWS was just more about kick-starting my career and getting the most out of myself in the AFL." 

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  • Demonland changed the title to Farewell Toby Bedford

While I'm rolling ...

I was standing on a corner in Sydney Olympic Park
Such a fine sight to see
It's a Dee my lord, name of Toby Bedford
Slowing down to take a look at me
Come on Toby, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet speed is gonna save me
The Dees will lose and we will win
We'll never do such a deal again
The first player we've ever traded in
Take it easy

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On 10/6/2022 at 6:09 AM, Mach5 said:


You have the example of Freo desperately denying that Lobb will be traded; they just want to get the Jackson deal done first so they can keep whatever they get for Lobb for themselves instead of being forced to include it for us. 


Bastards. I didn’t think they’d get quite so much for Lobb.

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